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Schatzberg, Eric, 1956- / Wings of wood, wings of metal : culture and technical choice in American airplane materials, 1914-1945
(c1999)

1. Materials, symbols, and ideologies of progress,   pp. [3]-21


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MATERIALS, SYMBOLS, AND IDEOLOGIES
Figure 1.3. Metallic modernity: The Corliss engine at the Philadelphia Centennial
Exposition. Metal structures and metallic machinery defined modern technology, as
demonstrated by this famous illustration of President Grant and Dom Pedro starting
the great Corliss steam engine at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876.
Harpers Weekly 20 (May 27, 1876): 421.


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